Are you ready to embark on a seamless journey toward your dream home? Look no further than The Mully Move-Up Method, a comprehensive approach designed to make buying and selling real estate a breeze. In this blog, we’ll dive deeper into each step of the method, explaining what happens and why each step is crucial at that specific point in the process.
Step One: Game Plan Session
The first step of The Mully Move-Up Method is the “Game Plan Session.” During this session, we gather to chart a winning game plan for your move. Before the meeting, we send you listing alert emails from our home search website, allowing you to get a feel for the current market. The session itself is an opportunity to guide you through the entire buying and selling process, answering all your questions. We’ll collaborate to create a new home wish list, determine your current house’s selling price, and plan any necessary repairs. This step is essential as it lays the foundation for your entire move and alleviates the potential overwhelm that can come with such a significant transition.
Furthermore, this is the ideal time to start speaking with a mortgage lender. We’ll connect you with our trusted loan officers to ensure you have a solid financial foundation for your home buying journey. Communication is key in this step, as understanding your motivations and requirements is crucial to making the entire process as stress and hassle-free as possible.
Step Two: New Home Shopping
In the second step, “New Home Shopping,” the excitement truly begins. The process kicks off with a Market Research Tour, where you’ll select 4 to 8 homes to visit in person. This tour helps you gain insight into the real-time market conditions and refines your home search priorities. After each viewing, we ask you to rate each home and discuss the pros and cons. Any home you score an 8 or higher is considered for a potential offer.
Being fully underwritten with a lender is vital at this stage, ensuring you’re a strong buyer and can act quickly when you find your dream home. This step is strategically placed here to help you define exactly what you’re looking for, setting you up for success in your home search.
Step Three: Prep and List Your Home
With a clear vision of your dream home, it’s time to list your current house for sale in “Step Three: Prep and List Your Home.” We build upon the strategy established in the Game Plan Session, working with our professional stager and Home Prep team to plan necessary repairs and staging. Once we’ve set a budget and advised you on which improvements will yield the most value, our team gets to work. Your collaboration is essential, providing access for the team to complete their tasks.
This step can vary depending on whether you’re buying first, selling first, or doing both simultaneously. We will help you choose the best approach for your specific needs and priorities. Selling your current home may provide the equity needed for your new home’s down payment, making coordination crucial.
Step Four: Show & Sell
In “Step Four: Show & Sell,” all the preparation pays off. Your old house is cleaned, staged, and on the market. The most likely time to receive a great offer is within the first three weeks on the market, which is why we strive to make this period as stress-free as possible. We schedule compact open houses during this time, allowing you to be out of the house for only a few hours at a time and keeping the cleaning to a minimum.
We help you review and accept the best offer, and once the deal is under contract, the transaction timelines begin. This step occurs here as you may need the equity from your current house to make a down payment on your new home. The average time to close a sale is typically 25 to 45 days.
Step Five: Close & Move
The final step, “Close & Move,” is the most exciting part of your journey. The week of your closing date, we conduct a final walkthrough of your new home, ensuring everything is in place. You work with your mortgage lender to finalize the details, prepare your funds for closing, and oversee the transfer of funds. If you’re simultaneously selling and buying, the funds from your old home sale will automatically go toward your new purchase down payment on closing day.
At this point, we arrange for a moving company (if needed) and provide professional house cleaning for both your old and new homes. As a VIP client, you receive four free hours of labor with our Home Prep team. This step happens now because you deserve to enjoy your new home after diligently completing the previous steps.
The Mully Move-Up Method isn’t just a transaction; it’s the start of a lasting relationship. We’re here to support you even after the closing, with ongoing communication and a range of benefits as a part of The Mullenberg Team VIP Club.
Ready to start your journey toward your dream home? Contact us today to learn more about our flexible commission structure and the Guaranteed Net program, which ensures you net the agreed-upon amount. Let’s make your dream home a reality with The Mully Move-Up Method!